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The Most Expensive Neighborhood in Brooklyn Is Not What You'd Expect

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It's not Dumbo, and it's not Cobble Hill—can you guess where it is?

When we last checked in on Brooklyn's most expensive neighborhoods, the ones at the top of the list for 2015 were hardly surprising—Dumbo, with its pricey waterfront condos, topped the list, with nearby Vinegar Hill, brownstone-heavy Carroll Gardens, and charming Cobble Hill not too far behind.

But a new PropertyShark report (h/t Brownstoner) that analyzed sale prices from the first quarter of 2016 reveals that two neighborhoods that you may not expect topped the list: the Columbia Waterfront District officially came in at no. 1, with a median sale price of nearly $1.4 million; that also makes it the 14th most expensive neighborhood in New York City for that time period.

It was followed by Prospect Lefferts Gardens at no. 2, with a median sale price of $1.32 million. The median price per square foot in PLG is hovering at just around $800, which is currently higher than in neighborhoods like Crown Heights or Bed-Stuy. But it's still not the most expensive by PPSF—unsurprisingly, Cobble Hill is clinging to that dubious honor, with a median PPSF of $1,203.

Of course, there are a few things to keep in mind here: These figures only represent the first quarter of 2016, so who knows if this trend will continue through the rest of the year.